Mechanical Ventilators

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Emergency ventilation designed for EMS

EMS teams provide care in high-stress environments. Treating patients in respiratory failure means to quickly make critical decisions and act with precision to ventilate and oxygenate them.

Transforming patient care

When patients require ventilatory support during transport, mechanical ventilators allow responders to obtain a more consistent ventilation rate and tidal volume in alternative to manual ventilation[1].

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Why Mechanical Ventilation?

Portable mechanical ventilators are intended for use with patients who are being treated or transported in the field or within a healthcare facility. Yet within the United States, prehospital use of portable ventilators has largely been limited to air medical transport and critical care interfacility transfer ambulances — in contrast, many countries throughout the world mandate prehospital use of mechanical ventilators for patients who require ventilation.

Main benefits of using mechanical ventilators

  • Deliver consistent ventilation rate and volume
  • Reduce provider stress and cognitive load
  • Maintain a proper mask seal with two-hands
  • Ventilate special patient groups reliable

The challenges of manual ventilation

Manual ventilation can appear like a simple task that requires little effort.

In our white paper “Automated Ventilation in the Prehospital Environment”, we describe why healthcare providers tend to believe manual ventilation is easier than mechanical ventilation.

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[1] Marjanovic N., Le Floch S., Jaffrelot M., L’Her E., Evaluation of manual and automatic manually triggered ventilation performance and ergonomics using a simulation model. Respir Care. 2014;59(5):735–42.